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2011 - 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions Words: 250 words || 
1. Balka, Ellen. "The Technology of Art and Art of Technology: Exploring the Materiality of Technology through Art" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions, Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Center Hotel, Cleveland, OH, Nov 02, 2011 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Recent scholarship in science, technology and society studies (STS) suggests that a greater focus on the materiality of technology can contribute to our understanding of the nature of technological change. Leonardi & Barley (2008) have suggested that the epistemological and ontological nature of the relationship between the material and the social remains unresolved. They have suggested that scholars have had difficulty grappling with the materiality of technology because “they often conflate the distinction between the material and social with the distinction between determinism and voluntarism” (p. 159). They suggest that one result of the equation of materialism with determinism is that STS scholars have generally paid little attention to technology’s material constraints and affordances, preferring instead to focus on the embededness of technologies in their social contexts, and the ways that social contexts influence technological change. Although social contexts into which technology are introduced are clearly important, focusing on social aspects of technology directs attention away from material features of technology people use. Drawing on insights gained from ethnographic observation and interviews, in this paper I explore the materiality of technology in relation to technologies used in the practices of art. Developing a better understanding of the characteristics and properties of technology can help us develop strategies and mechanisms for anticipating and responding to the complexities of contemporary technological systems. This work will help build a dialogue between artists and technologists, both of whom serve to benefit from greater interaction across what is often perceived as an art/ technology divide.

2004 - International Communication Association Pages: 29 pages || Words: 8693 words || 
2. Riggs, Karen. "The Digital Divide’s Gray Fault Line: Aging Workers, Technology, and Policy The Digital Divide’s Gray Fault Line: Aging Workers, Technology, and Policy The Digital Divide's Gray Fault Line: Aging Workers, Technology, and Policy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans Sheraton, New Orleans, LA, May 27, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Drawing on the author's ethnographic and textual analysis research over a five-year period in the United States, the paper observes that older generations of workers are getting used to the new models of technology-driven communication but may not feel "at home" in them. The author suggests steps for policy makers to stimulate and reward older workers, whose roles in the "new work" are both vital and threatened. Proceeding from data suggesting that work status often drives home computer and Internet competencies and usage in the lives of Americans over 50, the author acknowledges that the advancing age of Baby Boomers will cause some generational differences in competency and usage to disappear, but cultural differences among elders will persist. Effective public policy for curing the Digital Divide must include attention to older Americans on the margins, many of whom are single women, racial minorities, and residents of central-city or rural areas, the author claims. Recommendations include:
1. Tailor retirement systems for individual differences.
2. Make employment sectors elder friendly.
3. Make the educational system non-discriminatory.
4. Eliminate ageist practices inside the academy.
5. Strengthen policies to deter age discrimination by employers.
6. Encourage inclusive images of older workers.
7. Stop retrofitting facilities to "shoehorn" in disabled (often older) workers.
8. Encourage intergenerational learning communities.
9. Pursue age studies and intergenerational research.
The author concludes that citizens must assume a collective responsibility for re-creating social environments that will accommodate unprecedented complexities of intergenerational living in today's world.

2010 - Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners Pages: 11 pages || Words: 2781 words || 
3. Lewis, Jeffrey. "American Technological Myopia: How the Fascination with ‘High’ Technology leads to the Dangerous Tendency to Underestimate Simple and Effective Technologies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners, New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel, The Loews New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA, Feb 17, 2010 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or roadside bombs have been a staple of guerilla and insurgent groups for more than a century since they provide weaker forces with the opportunity to strike when their adversaries are vulnerable. Given this, the lack of preparation of American forces for dealing with and responding to IEDs in Iraq is curious. One of the reasons is that American planners have a form of near-sightedness when it comes to technology, believing that American technology will invariably outperform the less sophisticated technologies of its adversaries and that context does not matter when it comes to technical performance. These assumptions have led to a tendency to under-estimate the effectiveness of technical systems that integrate elements of high and low technology in a context dependent manner.

2017 - Leading Learning for Change - AECT Words: 62 words || 
4. Dogan, Selcuk., Agacli-Dogan, Nihan., Ates-Ozdemir, Emsal., Aybat, Burcu. and Ozdemir, Mehmet. "Promoting Technology Use Through #etusp: Importance Of Technological And Technological Pedagogical Knowledge" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Leading Learning for Change - AECT, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, Nov 07, 2017 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Concurrent Presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Despite the importance of technology knowledge both in theory and practice, there is a paucity of research examining the effect of teachers’ different technology-related knowledge on their technology use in the classroom. The current study addresses this gap using data from a technology-based professional development (PD) program implemented in Turkey. Researchers, program evaluators, and PD designers can benefit from the results presented.

2010 - ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars Words: 351 words || 
5. Tan, Keith. "Music-Making Through Technology: Harnessing Technology to Enhance Music Appreciation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars, China Conservatory of Music (CC) and Chinese National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China, Aug 01, 2010 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Workshop/Demonstration
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: National Junior College (NJC) offers a 6-year Integrated Program with Boarding. Driven by the mission "College of the Nation – Home of Scholars and Leaders Who Serve with Honor," the college’s music program is forward looking and approaches the study of music through Music-making. Music-making provides the breadth of musical skills in performing and music writing.

A music recording studio was set-up in the college to enhance the music enrichment and learning experiences for our students. The studio provides students with hands-on experiences of studio recording and music composition. Workshops were specially tailored and structured into the school curriculum for students to learn the music and technical skills required. Students learn how to compose digital music and learn about live recording, arrangement and production of music demo. The recording studio set-up provides students with ample of opportunities to develop their creativity through music making. Since 2007, more than 600 of our Integrated Program students have gone through the music program.

This workshop will explain the structure of the program – its contents, contexts and outcomes. The workshop will highlight key activities from the main modules of the music program, which include the eMusic and eRadio modules. In the eMusic module, students learn to compose music digitally with technology. After learning about music arrangement, students proceed to script their own lyrics before doing a live vocal recording at the Music Recording Studio. In the eRadio module, students take up the role as a radio DJ. They learn to write radio script and record their script in the Studio. They also learn to produce their own jingles for the recording. The workshop will also feature some post workshop activities that could be organized for students who have demonstrated a passion or interest to delve deeper.

In this workshop, participants will be taken through demonstrations and several hands-on activities. There will also be a showcase of students’ original works. Participants will also have opportunities to learn and share how a school-learning environment can be created to harness the energy and creativity of teachers and the curiosity of students in music making through technology.

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